Juggling numerous hobbies can be a tough balancing act for anyone. Most of us find it hard to create sufficient time for each activity whenever we are faced with an array of tasks at the same time. How Michael Zomber sufficiently allocates time to his authorship, antique arms collection, film directing, activism and philanthropy remains a mystery. What is evident is the fact that he has managed to satisfactorily execute his roles without any difficulties.
Zomber’s Arms Collection
He was fascinated with ancient Japanese, Islamic and American arms from a young age and as he grew older, he started collecting them. Of particular interest to him are samurai Japanese swords. He sources the weapons at auctions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and London. Thereafter, he sells them to individuals and institutions, which have the aptitude to preserve them in their original condition. This ensures that their monetary and historical value is maintained.
Michael has made a name for himself for penning books about war, romance, religion and family. Most of the books have been published by renowned publishing houses, which have made them a success. Some of his works include “Jesus and the Samurai”, “Sweet Betsy That’s Me”, “A Son of Kentucky” and the critically acclaimed “Park Avenue”.
Zomber’s Charity Work
With his wife Andrea, Michael runs Labors of Love, a program whose purpose is the betterment of humanity. Through this platform, the couple support several initiatives such as Antiwar.com and the Randolph Bourne Institute, which are devoted to the enhancement of free speech. In addition, they also support Global Exchange. This is a human rights society whose aim is the promotion of societal, financial and environmental justice across the globe. The organization also creates public consciousness about military intercessions that are conducted in the guise of democracy. Other organizations supported by Labors of Love are Amnesty International, Disabled American Veterans, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, The Smile Train and Get Lit’s.
It won the rights to distribute Roger Ebert’s well received movie, La Cucaracha. It also produced Soul of Samurai, a documentary directed by Zomber. Other films produced by Renascent Films include Deep Sea Diving, a film that features only one woman. Besides production, the firm mentors budding producers by providing them with requisite financial and technical support to hone their skills. Zomber’s official website has more.